News and Events




New interdisciplinary Ph.D program in Transborder & Global Human Dynamics at New Mexico State University - focus areas include migration, borders, public policy, human rights, and transborder environmental issues. Program will start in Fall 2025. Application deadline: December 1, 2024. Click here for details.




Paid Undergraduate Research Opportunity at NMSU - Summer 2024

See our NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates Site Program on Immigration Policy and US-Mexico Border Communities Summer 2024 program. Application period is open until February 15, 2024. See our program website and homepage for information about this unique opportunity and the application form.

We are hiring

Undergraduate Research Position Announcement

 Deadline for applications: Open until filled Apply Now

Grad Position Announcement

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2024
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The Department of Government offers top graduate programs, with accelerated options. See here

Undergraduate students participate in NSF grant supporting community-based research on migration and asylum. See here.

Congratulations to all Our Spring 2023 Scholarship Recipients. We'd also like to Congratulate our faculty award winners: Cory Sukala was the Mariposa Award Winner and Kim Seckler was named Professor of the Year.  
Spring 2023 Program

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We are in the NEWS! 

Many thanks to Riley Robertson for her excellent article about our department, published in The Round Up this week (Jan. 24, 2023): Please follow this Link! 

Round up III

Internationalization of the Curriculum - see a list of programs and courses at NMSU with international content, including classes that meet General Education and Viewing the Wider World requirements. Current list for Spring 2023 is here.

 Please Congratulate:


NMSU’s Model United Nations (MUN) team received the highest honors - Outstanding Delegation - during the 2023 National MUN competition in New York.

  NEW! Masters Accelerated Program (MAP)

Qualified undergraduate students can ask to take up to 12 credits of graduate-level coursework as part of the Masters Accelerated Program (MAP) and have these credits count both for the BA and an eventual Master’s degree. If you are thinking of applying to the MA in Government or the Masters of Public Administration (MPA), speak with your professor about the MAP program. See the  "Masters Accelerated Program in Dept of Government NMSU" link above for details.


What can I do with a Government degree? Many Things!

Q: What can I do with a Government degree?
A: Many things!!…But don’t take just our word for it.
Read about our alumni and how their studies prepared them for a variety of rewarding careers.
See  here 

International and National Scholarship Opportunities 

NMSU where are going next? 








Wonderful Opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate government students! Please click on this link for a current list. Please contact Dr. Andrea Orzoff, director of NMSU's Office of National Scholarships and International Education (ONSIE)

Model United Nations at NMSU

Interested in international affairs and participating in a dynamic student organization with a track record of success? If so, learn more about the Model UN program and how to join: Email


Recent Research:

Read the report “The Pains & Profits of Immigrant Imprisonment: Migrant Testimonies from ICE Detention Centers in the El Paso ICE Field Office.” Click AVID NSF-REU Report Final Version 25 November 2020. This report is the result of collaborative research between Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) and student participants in the National Science Foundation-Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) Site Program on Immigration Policy and Border Communities.